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Friday, June 28, 2019 - 4:39 pm
BY BILL SHUMWAYNorth Country This Week These are sad days for Ogdensburg and Canton with the recent announcement that the Ogdensburg Journal and the St. Lawrence Plaindealer are shutting down. The clo...
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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 3:33 pm
While most Facebook posts are seen fewer than 1,000 times, headlines for stories posted on NorthCountryNow.com and in North Country This Week are seen between 48,000 and 70,000 times. Most stories ab...
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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 3:22 pm
The NorthCountryNow.com Facebook page has nearly 18,000 followers but as the “Insights” above shows, many posts are only seen 1,000 to 2,500 times, as displayed in the “Reach” column.  Only occasiona...
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Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:28 am
BY BILL SHUMWAYNorth Country This Week Looking for an environmentally friendly way to keep weeds out of your garden? Put down a layer of newspaper and cover it with soil. Surprised? That’s just one ex...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 8:15 am
• Report of subjects walking around her house and neighbors house with flashlights on Hamilton Street at 9:46 p.m. Police said subjects were gone upon arrival. • Commercial burglar alarm at Ogdensburg...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:34 am
As a parent to outdoorsy boys and pet owner I am greatly concerned with the lack of true information available to North Country residents about Lyme disease and other tick related diseases/ co-infecti...
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:48 am
I am a parent who raised three children, who all have their own families and have responsibilities,. It is a task in itself to keep their heads above water and together as one family. They all hold go...
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:34 am
I wonder if the recent debacle over a church and the zoning laws in Canton would go a different way if that church was of the Islam faith instead.  
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:46 am
The Judson Street Road in Canton has to be in worse shape than any other road I have driven on in St. Lawrence County. There are so many big, beautiful homes on that road and they must be paying a for...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:47 am
Updated at 2:30 p.m. to remove names of specific businesses because North Country Now does not accept criticism of local businesses in Sound Off. North Country Now regrets the error. Rick Gilchrist ow...
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:42 am
I had the experience of passing down the pot holed filled street that the NYSDOT just paved last November. Potsdam’s Pierrepont Ave. -- what a joke. Most of the blacktop is on the curbside. When will...
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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
Parents, do your job! I have teacher friends from three different school districts. When each have reported that teachers at their school have had to deal with verbal threats from students, their cars...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:17 am
Intelligent and wise men like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were greatly concerned about the dangers of religious intolerance. Religious intolerance, throughout history, has led to the violation...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 8:36 am
Why is it every issue about subjects,is on surveys people have to interject politics into the fray. We are not born as Democrats or Republicans. It just shows how much hatred and ignorance is in the w...
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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 5:59 am
The Madrid-Waddington Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the following businesses that donated to a recently held raffle that benefited the construction of dugouts for the baseball and softball...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:14 am
 There are hundreds of locations that new liquor sellers could legally operate. What about the current nearby lots that have a higher value and use because of the C1 code. A church infringes of nearb...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:14 am
As of March 2 I am still seeing sidewalks that are not being kept clear of snow and ice. I would like to say thank you to the Ogdensburg Post Office, NYSARC, and whoever does the sidewalk near City Ha...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:13 am
How can veterinary clinics get away with price gouging for worm medications for animals? They are charging way too much. If you try to order it online, you still need a script. So you have to give the...
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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 6:46 am
In response to “Right to Choose” which appeared in the Feb. 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: How about a cold shower, aspirin, and friendship not driven by hormones.  
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:24 am
In response to Christian Fellowship Center suing the Village of Canton: If it was anyone or anything other than a church, the people in charge would have abided by the zoning laws and found a piece of...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:18 am
Why would the Christian Fellowship Center (CFC) want to be where the community does not want them? The CFC has churches all over. What’s so important about Canton? Now they want to sue? Is that Christ...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:12 am
In response to Sheriff Kevin Wells declaring opposition to Gov. Cuomo’s legal weed push: This is why this state will never get out of debt. Law enforcement is "pushing through drug recognition special...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:55 am
Most of us have to rely on others to perform maintenance, home improvements, etc. Is anyone else fed up with reputable businesses promising to do work for which they would be paid handsomely, then not...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 9:10 am
This would be another mandate from the state which more than likely will be unfunded. I drove school bus for a number of years and our children are in compartment seats that are well protect from fron...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:58 am
Hey Democrats, your budget has been cut by $150,000 in Potsdam. This is exactly what you asked for! Keep voting for Cuomo the dictator (don't forget his full-term abortion bill). Towns and cities sho...
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